During the adjustment and manufacture of our insoles, we have an extensive repertoire of materials to achieve the best result. The inlays are made of the MemoFlex material, which stands for a combination of “Memory” and “Flexibility”. The “memory” allows the material to return to its original form for a long time, while the “flexibility” ensures uniform and flexible results.
Since the foot is stressed differently during sport, it is possible that your conventional insoles, which you wear in daily use, are not suitable for sport and the resulting stress. Due to the increased forces during training, the lifespan of the insoles can also decrease faster. When choosing the materials for your insoles, strength and cushioning are considered to make up for this.
Insoles for everyday use are not suitable for shoes with a narrower last and a tighter fit, as is the case with soccer shoes, for example. With this type of shoe, we often work with other adaptations to enable effective therapy.
Our insoles are usually suitable for being worn in normal shoes. To achieve this, it is advised to remove the existing insoles from your shoes, as this creates additional space in the shoe. If the soles are too wide or too long for your shoes, we will of course be happy to adapt them for you. However, keep in mind that your foot can change over the years, which may also make your shoes too small.
These bedding or supportive insoles are only used in our philosophy in specific cases where there is actually no other solution. Often the reason is that the foot or muscle can no longer perform a certain movement itself. Or it is simply the aim to achieve more stability or to be able to distribute the pressure better, for example in the case of the diabetic foot. We only use this when really necessary. If it is possible to achieve the same goal with insoles with less support, we will always consider it first. If necessary, we can adjust the insoles at any time to give the foot even more or less support.
These insoles stimulate the muscles of the feet. These insoles are often made with solid material. Higher elements put pressure on the muscle attachment to stimulate the muscles. We recommend these insoles more often for children because the child's foot is easier to change when it is still growing. Children are very flexible, adapt easily and can learn a lot.
Corrective insoles change axes and movements in the foot, and thus the entire body. In this way we can control the effect of muscles on bones or movements. One goal of these insoles is to reduce movement in the end limits. The foot can still move, only the problematic end movement is corrected so that there is no longer any overload.
Whenever it’s possible, we don’t work with passive insoles that only support the foot, but with activating or corrective insoles that aim to activate your muscles and correct your foot. This should lead to a biomechanical, “correct” gait. Together with the exercises that are right for you, perhaps in collaboration with a physiotherapist. The most important thing for us is to ensure a symptom-free gait with only slight adjustments. So, in the future you may only have to wear the insoles rarely, or maybe not at all. A bespoke podotherapeutic insole is a real therapy, so it is necessary to check the insoles. The first check-up usually takes place after 6 weeks. Check-ups are important because the insoles change the position of your feet and your posture. If you no longer need the corrections, we may be able to remove the insoles or reduce their use.